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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: January 8th

In an alternate reality a young(er) Donald Trump is sworn into office by a Dalek, because he'd dropped all pretense of not being an utter fascist xenophobic bastard (not that he's bothered disguising it that much anyway)...

Welcome to our daily round-up of the Doctor Who episodes which received their premiere broadcast on this day throughout the show's long history, along with anything else of note that may have taken place. You can click on any red text to read our full retrospectives/reviews for that episode, and note that all viewing figures listed are for UK broadcasts (unless otherwise stated).

January 8th
First up today it's episode 9 of the epic First Doctor adventure The Daleks' Master Plan (entitled Golden Death) which aired in 1966. Only the fortunate 9.2 million viewers have seen it as it is amongst the currently missing episodes. And whilst we're in the First Doctor era, today in 1908 William Hartnell was born. He passed away back in 1975, but my what a legacy he left us all.

What was it the Ninth Doctor said about the Daleks? That they, like a certain President, believe "anything different is wrong". So, as we see in the picture above, we have a youthful looking Trump aligning himself with "the ultimate in racial cleansing" to further his quest for global domination. (Twitter, presumably, wasn't working quickly enough for him). Either that or it could be the Controller as featured in the 1972 story Day of the Daleks. Episode two of which drew an audience of 10.4 million Pertwee loving viewers when broadcast that Saturday evening.

Also on this day in 1977 11.1 million people tuned in to watch part two of the Fourth Doctor adventure The Face of Evil. (which wasn't, but could've been, named after Trump).

Join us again tomorrow for another round-up of the episodes broadcast, the spin-offs aired, the special events, the birthday's celebrated and anything else of note that went down on this day in Doctor Who history.

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